Nevada Greene / Scott Tuma – Ragged Hollow

As the year grinds into its final chapter, and the forces of nature finally let us free of 2016, its time to start sifting through the bits that may have gotten lost in a year packed to several brims. This split between established experimental folker Scott Tuma and the more unknown Columbia, MS group Nevada Greene comes off a tour the two did together and gives each a sidelong stab at their craft. For their part, Nevada Greene show up with something that puts them on the radar of those who may have come for Tuma’s name on the banner. “Earthquake Hollow” is a cosmic shudder of radiant folk. The track pulls from a well of calmness, blending field recordings that evoke a mild summer wind with the band’s plaintive plucks. Tuma, for his part, finds his muse of drone in the spaces between folk’s decay. The track creeps along with the haunted hum of a funeral choir set to eulogize the slow death of a forest. Its a beautiful addition to Tuma’s fairly bursting catalog and the double shot makes this a worthwhile pickup over all. If you missed out, there’s still time to grab one.

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